The is a that is used to specify the format of all included in a release. The data type and meaning of the referenced component and each additional field within each is described by this .
descriptor can be used to define
This allows for a to be validated using the metadata embedded within the descriptor in the following ways:
The is a - - Integer that specifies the structure of reference sets. Its structure is shown in the following table.
Reference set descriptor reference set - Data structure
At least one row must exist for each included in a release. This row must have an value of '0' and an of ' type' (or one of its ). The identifies the defined by the descriptor.
There is one additional row for each additional column present in the specified .
Creation of descriptor data is mandatory when creating a new in the or in a .
Creation of a descriptor is optional when creating a in another . If a descriptor is not created, the descriptor of the closest of the is used when validating member records.
The following metadata in the |Foundation metadata | supports the descriptor .
The Descriptor is specified by the in the metadata hierarchy.
Reference Set Descriptor Concept in the Metadata Hierarchy
Values in the are populated from:
Reference Set Attribute Metadata Hierarchy
The table below shows the descriptor that defines the structure of the . Note that this descriptor is itself part of the that it describes!
Refset Descriptor rows for
referencedComponentId (Referenced component)
attributeDescription (Attribute description)
attributeType (Attribute type)
attributeOrder (Attribute order)